Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Context Menu Items keep disappearing?

24 Jul 2010   #1

Windows 7 x64
Context Menu Items keep disappearing?

I found all of a sudden I had lost the function to Right click on a Folder and Select "NEW" Text Document. So I googled it and landed up here and found some .reg files to restore the .txt option in the Context menu and ran it and it worked - Great Stuff!. Till the following day, then it was gone again?? I tried running the .reg again but this time it didn't do anything.

I like trying out all sorts of Programs and open source stuff but with the result I end up reloading Windows every 6 months and I have a shed load of stuff on this small business PC of mine and don't really want to do it again for a while. (Yes I have Daily and Weekly Backups on a 3Tb Drive but it's a lot of work to restore it all)

Any and all suggestions welcome :)

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jul 2010   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Mtech, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure which one you tried here, so you might see if using the download (step 9) in the tutorial below may be able to help.

New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items

If not, then try the .txt download in this tutorial.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Context Menu Items keep disappearing?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New Context Menu - Remove & Restore Default Menu Items
How to Remove and Restore the Default "New" Context Menu Items in Windows 7 and Windows 8 This will show you how to either remove or restore the default New context menu items in Windows 7 and Windows 8. These include the NEW - Folder, Shortcut, Bitmap image, Contact, Journal Document, Rich...
Context menu items
In my theme there's no check mark for selected context menu settings. For example my Windows Media Player is set to repeat songs, but you can't tell. I'd like to edit this in WSB if possible..
How do I move context menu items into a cascading context menu?
Okay, I'm not sure if this can be done as easily as I'm hoping. What I'm wanting to do is move already existing context menu items into a cascading context menu to organize and reduce clutter. For instance, I would have a cascading menu named "Scan with" and inside it would be avast! Internet...
Custom Items on Start Menu Context Menu
We have a custom application which users are used to launching by right clicking on the start menu and selecting it from there. We have made this customisation in both XP and Vista by adding an entry in: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell However when I try to do this in Windows 7 nothing...
Start Menu Items keep disappearing.
My start menu items keep disappearing, I have done the trick where you move the icons into a folder and then move them back but that isn't a permanent fix as they keep disappearing at random again and again, is there any more permanent fix yet???
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43.
Twitter Facebook Google+